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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

Maybe the best ice-cream place in Tanà, certainly the one with the highest choice of nice and healthy ice-creams. The best one? Try the fantastic vanilla! But evn the fruits are very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

I ate in the restaurant ( good food ) , had coffee in the patisserie ( good cakes ) drank in the bar ( lots of prostitutes) and listened to live bands ( excellent music ) - and I enjoyed all of it . Le...Glacier is what a big slice of this town does at night and so as a traveller I would be doing myself a disservice to avoid this bar. It seemed entirely safe when I was there and had a vibrancy and character all of its own .More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

OK, so Glacier is not to everyone's tastes. But, this has to be one of the THE places that all tourists should honestly visit and definitely in the evening. The positives: Glacier gushes with the feeling of real Madagascar. You are going to experience a...culture here that will become a memory and a story when you return to your own country. The music is outstanding and live. The Malagasy can so dance! The foreigners are of all ages (I disagree with others that the foreigners are all middle-to-old age men). Yes, the girls are often prostitutes and can give you a good time in the bar as a dance partner, love to talk to foreigners or, errrr ... more. But you know, this place has the REAL madagascar. It has the sense of adventure and of stepping back in time. It is a safe place inside, as long as you don't leave your wallet or phone lying around then everything is great. But, hey, would you leave your wallet or phone in a bar in London? No, you wouldn't. Outside the bar is a different story. A taxi driver will walk to the door to talk to you. You should agree the price before walking away from Glacier. When you've agreed the price, walk quickly to the car and do not stop to talk to the beggars. Make sure the car window is closed. Remember: You're going to Glacier for adventure and a feeling of walking on the wild side of life. You're going here to experience the real side of Madagascar culture that is not painted with pictures of nice lemurs. Enjoy it and don't judge.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Nice Night club , Live band is good , Must visit if you are a music lover ,Entrance fee is MAR 4000, Careful with your belongings when you are outside the club ,full of beggars outside they will really irritate you

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

We were looking for somewhere that had live music and this place was recommended. The bands were great, but my friends and I felt like we were the only women who weren't prostitutes, and the only tourists who weren't middle-aged white men! We held out...for a few hours as we were enjoying the music until it got too much for us. It's a shame, this place could be really good if they could change the atmosphere. Food upstairs was nice / averageMore

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

during my visit in Tana went there twice to eat the food was very good at a very low cost i will definitly go back there

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

The downstairs bar at La Glacier is not stylish but has cold beer at a reasonable price and the live band playing on Saturday night was great entertainment. The bar was very busy with ladies outnumbering men quite significantly. The atmosphere appeared friendly and the...band delivered high energy local tunes.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

You should as a tourist avoid going to this place which is dangerouse for your safety. Moreover the food is not good.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Le Glacier is a tourist trap for the inexperienced. Tana (Antananarivo) is full of delicious patisseries that offer a great selection of good-value pastries, coffee etc. Le Glacier is a mix of bar, hotel (brothel) and a cafe offering terrible overpriced goods. The bar is...full of under-age prostitutes, seedy okler men looking to frequent their business and a team of rude staff that offer perhaps the worst service I've yet to experience. A pan au chocolate are 2,000 ariary, and cakes end at around 4,500 Ariary. A bad black coffee is 3,000 Ariary. The only plus is the upstairs terrace which offers a "view" over the corner junction of independence, but the place in general is a hole.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is an ancient ok almost ancient spot... I stayed here on my first visit to Madagascar in 1987. A lot has changed since then. I stopped staying here because of the noise, they have a very busy cabaret. Anyway, the point of this review...is just to say: 1. To see live music, check the windows here, there is something on most nights. Be careful of pick-pockets in the cabaret. 2. Good place to have a coffee, a cake, a bowl of ice-cream in the cafe, and the restaurant has been pretty good on the many occasions I have eaten here 3. Beware a bit of the bar, it is a pretty important hangout for hookers, who in general are not too difficult to deal with, but sometimes it is annoying to be predated so openlyMore

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

Great location at the heart of city centre. Nice dishes and cakes, overall a great pause when you are in the middle of Tana and need a break from it all....

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent location and very well cooked dishes. Try the traditional ones! Prices were really normal. Cakes and pastries also very good. Nice atmosphere! Worths more than a visit!

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

In the heart of the city where you can enjoy a great meal of your choice, cakes, ice cream, drink and chat while you enjoy the various activities going on in the area. In the evening, you can enjoy cabaret show/ cultural activities from various...groups coming from different part of Madagascar. It's really fantasticMore

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good food big variety big portions.in the heart of the city easily accesible , helpfull gentle comfortable. Much better than a lot of other phony expensive restaurants. By far the the safest choise for all budgets and demands

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Glacier has a bar with live music nightly. The band I saw were Malagasy however the music was well played and you could dance to it as many were. The bar is lively and there is a mix of locals and tourists. The staff...are friendly and efficient and prices reasonable. There is a small cover charge to the bar after 8pm.The Glacier also has a cafe bar and restaurant both of which serve good food and staff. Gentlemen beware the local girls are constantly on the look out for someone to buy them a drink, pay for sex or even marry! However they are friendly and some are there just for a dance and good night out.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5